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Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
[ bleep ]. >> you're causing them to become part of this perpetual unemployed group in our economy. >> maybe you should lend a hand, hmmm? >> with the american worker or against them. >> now we have class envy being stoked by the democratic party. >> oh, my gosh. does that suck. >> we have the most unequal distribution of wealth and income in any major country on earth. >> if you raised the minimum wage too high, you're going to have not more jobs but fewer jobs. >> you sit on a throne of lies. >> but income inequality is ticking up nonstop. >> nobody gives you anything. you earn it. >> we have this big conversation going on in this country right now about income inequality. but none of them have ever experienced it. >>> put some ketchup on that one, will you? good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. well, do you remember back in 2000 when bush ran and the conservatives coined this term, compassionate conservatism? wow, was that in a different era. there is no compassion, as far as the republicans are concerned. just listen to what they say, just listen to what
Dec 10, 2013 2:00pm PST
three ceos pleaded their case on capitol hill. >> our industry, which represents america's real economy, main street, needs a bridge to span the financial chasm that is open before us. >> we're willing to provide full financial transparency. we welcome the government as a stakeholder. >> now, this is a very important fact that we as liberals must come to grips with. in december of 2008, george w. bush, president of the united states, approved a $17.4 billion bailout for general motors and chrysler. at the time, bush was one of very few republicans who were supporting the move. >> i think this is a bridge loan to nowhere. these companies basically are -- have failed, are failing. >> it now appears that much of what you have heard in the media about the auto bailout being about jobs has been misleading. >> we can't call it a bailout, because that might be too honest a statement to our citizens. so we call it a bridge loan. actually, it's a bridge loan to nowhere. >> we give them significant amounts of money, $15 billion, so that they go through that process. so that they start that discus
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
of his own presidency and he embraced white south africans because he understood that the economy of south africa would not do well without the intentions of those white south africans being brought into the larger circle of south african economic and political privilege. so he understood that. but at the same time what he understood is that justice had to be done and that black people who had been long denied must now be recognized as human beings. so he didn't dismiss the humanity of white people, he embraced it by insisting that the humanity of black africans could be joined with the humanity of white africans and others. so they will remember him if they are righteous as a man who indeed saved their nation. >> all right. dr. eric dyson, please stay with us. joining me now someone who was outside the home in johannesburg, south africa. if you could tell us the scene outside the mandela home and the reaction of those who are outside the home tonight. good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you. close to 1:00 in the morning, actually. in the last hour or so, we've seen a strin
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
luck in transitioning back into the economy, thinking, gosh, i could probably use a food stamp. well, it's the holiday spirit, republicans are getting into the holiday spirit this year, by oh, what the heck, let's attack the poor people and let's throw in the pope this time, too. leave it these guys, to slam the needy people in america. leave it to these guys to slam these folks just a couple weeks before christmas. [ whistling ] last night, bill o'reilly took his belittling of the poor to a whole new level. owe ri'reilly claimed that jesu might not be in favor of food stamps. >> the problem, as i stated, you're helping one group by hurting another group. and a bigger group. and so i don't know if jesus is going to be down with that. >> yeah, you don't know if jesus is going to be down with that. you know exactly what society was like some 2,000 years ago there, billo. oh, riley, he didn't stop there. he went on to say if you were on food stamps, it's your own fault. >> some of the people who don't have enough to eat, it's their fault they don't have enough to eat. particularly
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
, a lot of people signing up, economy continuing to strengthen, hopefully no washington shutdowns. ♪ >> first impression here was terrible. >> i think there's going to be a lot of negative surprises as to what they're able to enroll in. >> give my creation life! >> i think it's going to be an unfolding disaster for the president. ♪ >> so i still think the foundations of this plan have some of the same kinds of problems that the rollout has had. but they're fundamental, very hard to overcome. and unfortunately, as people enroll -- >> you can't handle the truth! >> it may take until 2017 when this president leaves office. you're going to see almost every state in this country running their own exchanges eventually and expanding medicaid. and i think it will work really well then. ♪ >>> good to have you with us want to, folks. thanks for watching. hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving holiday. ooh, nellie, we had some football games over the weekend, didn't we? you know, there really is no greater rivalry than alabama-auburn. you know, alabama has been awesome. i mean, they've
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
issues, working with local businesses, and trying to expand the economy, education programs and what not. so -- but the reality is, this schedule looks nothing like the nancy pelosi speakership schedule that we used to have. i mean, we were working four or five days a week, week after week after week. passing legislation, getting things done. so the only thing that concerns me more than us not being here is the fact that when we are here, we're not getting anything done. like the end a bill and other things we should be passing here. we're not doing anything while we're here. >> speaker boehner says that they're there to prevent bad laws from getting passed. what's your response to that? >> well, i mean, look at the -- employee oh nondiscrimination act bill. we haven't even acted upon that. you know, that's a good piece of legislation that supports the founding principles of our country, but no time to act on that. we need a transportation bill. to get people back to work, reinvest back into the united states. we need a budget, for god sake, and we can't even getting a budget passed
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
in our economy with income inequality in america. there's a lot of folks out there that flat out need a raise to lift them out of the poverty zone. you know, people in this country right now are not in the library. they're out in the street. and the national fast food strike that unfolded this week in 130 cities across the country, i think, is a message to our congress, you better wake up. the people are way ahead of you on this. fast food workers, what they did, is that they staged -- they staged a massive protest on thursday, calling for a liveable wage. thousands of protests, and roughly 130 cities around the country went on strike to protest the minimum wage, which stands at $7.25 an hour in this country. you know, folks, this is the largest wave of protests in the history of the fast food industry. workers, basically, are fed up. their demands are very simple. he they want to live a decent life while working hard a full-time job. but many are part time that don't qualify for benefits. many of them are just asking for 15 bucks an hour. gosh, that's 30 grand a year. you know,
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